Tuesday, April 24, 2012

MON. 4/23 Portraits

Alisha Ascencio
Class began with a lecture on the proportions of the head followed by examples from artists of various levels. The drawing above was initiated by drawing a human skull then superimposing the portrait of a classmate over the top. Note the bone structure evident in the brow, nose and chin. Soft lines and edges are essential when rendering the smooth contours of the face. Harsh lines cut out the volumes flattening the surface creating a "cartoonish" appearance. Alisha's drawing above exhibits smooth gradations and soft lines. Of particular note in this area is her rendering of the eyes. Notice how the "eye ball" sits inside the eye socket.

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